Paul Pierce SF BKN 8 Days
Paul Pierce scored a game-high 18 points during Thursday's 112-89 blowout win, adding six boards, one assist and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.
The Nuggets scored just eight points in the first quarter and this game was a little closer than the final score suggests thanks to Denver outscoring Brooklyn 33-23 in the fourth. Pierce shot 7-of-12 from the field tonight and made 50.0 percent of his shots in his previous 10, so he's back into another one of his patented grooves. The Nets have moved up to the sixth seed and may start to manage The Truth's minutes as the postseason approaches.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 9 Days
Paul Pierce hit just 3-of-8 shots for six points and four rebounds in 24 minutes of Wednesday's ugly blowout loss to the Blazers.
Pierce had 25 points on Sunday, but never got it going tonight. In fact, none of his teammates did much of anything tonight and Jason Kidd played everyone in uniform, resulting in one of the ugliest fantasy box scores you'll ever see. Pierce will bounce back, but he's mixed good games with bad ones all season long and we see no reason why he won't continue to do so.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 12 Days
Paul Pierce scored 25 points with seven boards, four assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Lakers on Monday.
He only scored 18 points combined in his previous two games and had some easy buckets thanks to a porous Lakers defense. In his previous 10 games, Pierce averaged 13.3 points, 4.4 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals on 48.1 percent from the field, which serves as a fair expectation for his value the rest of the way.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 13 Days
Paul Pierce hit just 3-of-11 shots for 11 points, three rebounds, zero assists, and was 0-for-5 from downtown in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.
Pierce scored 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting with five 3-pointers on Feb. 12, but hasn't done much since then. In his last three games he's hit just 10-of-30 shots and is averaging 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers. He'll get hot again soon, but is far from reliable in the Nets lineup.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 16 Days
Paul Pierce returned after an apparent leg injury on Wednesday at Utah, finishing with seven points, six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.
He limped to the locker room under his own power and the injury does not look serious based on how he didn't have a noticeable limp in the fourth quarter. Pierce has been ripping it up in February before tonight, averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.7 triples in just 25.0 minutes. Those numbers are not sustainable with that allotment of playing time.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 16 Days
Paul Pierce returned from a left leg injury in the second half of Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
He limped back to the locker room under his own power and was accompanied by the team trainer. Pierce looks fine and was active in the first few minutes back on the court. The team should have an update on what specifically bothered The Truth in the post-game.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 22 Days
Paul Pierce played 27 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with 15 points, three boards, one block and two 3-pointers.
Despite the off night, The Truth is coming back and he's attacking the rim a lot more than he was earlier in the season. Pierce shot 58.7 percent from the field in his previous five, averaging 15.0 points, 4.5 boards, 2.0 steals and 1.7 triples. He's certainly not going to keep up this pace and will finish with some value between his terrible start and his aforementioned hot streak.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 23 Days
Paul Pierce caught fire Wednesday, hitting 9-of-11 shots and 5-of-5 3-pointers for 25 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in a win over Charlotte.
Pierce has had a few monster lines this season, but he's also played some funky minutes and gone through peaks and valleys. The last time Pierce had a game like this, he backed it up with 12, 4 and 9 points in his next three, which happen to also be the last three games he played before tonight's big line. He's averaging 13 points and less than five boards on the season, making him a borderline fantasy starter from week to week.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 26 Days
Paul Pierce finished Sunday's home victory with just nine points and four rebounds in 17 minutes of action, marking the third straight game his minutes have declined.
Brooklyn basically had this game under control after the first quarter, but Pierce is now averaging just 19 minutes in the Nets' past three contests. That's a long enough stretch to cause genuine concern for fantasy owners, and we'll be keeping a close eye on his role when the Nets return to action on Wednesday.
Paul Pierce SF BKN 1 Month
Paul Pierce made all 14 attempts from the line against the Sixers on Monday with 25 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.
He's starting to heat up quite a bit thanks to a 33-point game last Monday and two double-digit scoring games leading up to this gem. Pierce is getting to the line more and is playing like his old self, so he really shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires while he's playing like this. That said, he's a prime sell-high candidate.